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I Went to Cannes Lions and All I Got Are These Hot Takes

The ad industry is changing, and so is Cannes Lions. With header bidding altering the way agencies do business, branded content in high demand, and GDPR doing... whatever it's doing, publishers and ops people are in the Cannes conversation more than ever. Yep, as Gavin Dunaway explains, Cannes is AdMonsters…

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Ops 2018: Is Everything Different Now?

This year's Ops showed us there are some big ways is seems like "everything is different now" in digital media, including GDPR, data partnerships, and Facebook's role. But that means there are a lot of new strategies for digital media people to plot out. Brian LaRue tells us about what…

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Erica Osher

Listening and Learning With Branded Audio Content

Ops panelist Erica Osher from NPR/NPM explains her team's process for producing and distributing branded audio content. Podcasts are booming, smart speakers are proliferating, and there's been a lot to learn and master in creating branded content that takes off in the often intimate audio format.

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Vox Media Beats the ‘Branded’ Buzz

Armando Turco left the creative agency world to head up Vox's branded content studio last year. By his perspective, the publisher side is where the action is with branded initiatives. Catch him talking about this in a panel at Ops on June 5, but first, read what he has to…

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Treating Publishers’ Facebook Addiction

Real talk for a second: Whenever you hear me griping about the myriad things Facebook doesn’t do well, either for users or for its publisher partners, I’m probably subconsciously trying to convince myself of something. I’m a social media addict, and I suppose I have been ever since the Geocities…

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Best Of AdMonsters 2017

Throughout 2017, the discussion on the AdMonsters site, at our events and on our listserv has spun off in countless directions. A person has to wonder: Was there ever a time when it seemed the industry focused on one or two issues at a time, or do we just have…

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